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Principal Contracts Manager

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Gipping House
Closing Date: 
19 February, 2018 - 17:00

£44,000 per annum

37 Hours Per Week

(This post attracts a market supplement under the Council’s policy, taking total pay to £44,000 per annum)

A senior post in Ipswich Borough Council; in one of its largest front line services.

The Maintenance & Contracts service spends circa. £20 million annually repairing and maintaining a retained housing stock of circa 8000 properties and 15 sheltered schemes to our local “Ipswich Standard”. The Council takes a holistic approach to stock management and has one seamless service that is now responsible for everything in connection with the asset management of that stock; from initial design to completing works on site on a right first time basis using our own directly employed trade teams.

The Principal Contracts Manager will be one of four senior management posts within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing standards for our customers.

A change culture is embedded in everything the Council does and you will manage a large team (circa 70 employees) leading from the front, successfully delivering key work contracts and services within time, cost and quality parameters.

Housing is a flagship service of Ipswich Borough Council and it is a service that is vital for our tenants and very much in the public eye - as you would expect with such a range of work. Our 120 employees and appointed contractors do everything from day to day repairs, refurbishing properties whilst void, disabled adaptations, major regeneration, planned and capital improvement schemes as well as providing a Community Caretaking Service. As you would expect we have a large vehicle fleet and work from a significant depot facility that includes our own stores, in house joinery workshop and waste facility.

As such, it is a great opportunity to make your mark in Ipswich and develop your career  with the Council. Innovation and aspiration are encouraged. The varied workload will enable you to refine your existing skills as well as develop new ones.

Specifically this post will be responsible for all activities relating to:

  • Repairs, maintenance and improvement of the Council’s housing stock
  • Managing in-house resources and appointed contractors

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree and five years experience of technical and organisational knowledge in related field, i.e. BSc Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.
  • Up to date knowledge of appropriate regulation, legislation and practice in Building and Construction.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Significant experience in a comparable environment;
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation;
  • Proven experience of successfully managing high numbers of staff and budgets;
  • Experience of business planning, change management and continuous improvement in an operational or front line environment
  • Good working knowledge of Health & Safety and relevant legislation

For more information about this role please contact Alan Huffey on 01473 432752 or via email at alan.huffey@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download a Job Pack for more information regarding this vacancy.

Closing Date Monday 19th February 2018 – 17.00

Interviews will be held 26th February 2018

How to apply: You will need to Login or Sign Up for to My Ipswich to complete the Online Application Form for this vacancy. This will then be saved in your ‘My Requests’ records.